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  • Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen

    Chicago and the Tuskegee Airmen
    "If I can get up there, I'll help change things down here." — Unnamed student pilot at Tuskegee, Ala., eager for combat in World War II. In 1940, on the cusp of America's entry into World War II, the country had a serious shortage of experienced...
  • Regional Digest: West Wins Silver In Luge

    West Wins Silver In Luge Tucker West of Ridgefield, who competed in luge in the Olympics last year, won a silver medal at the World Junior National championships in Lillehammer Friday. It was West's final singles race as a junior. West, 19, became the...
  • 5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids

    5 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the kids
    BLACK CREATIVITY AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Art and science mix when the MSI kicks off its annual Black Creativity programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A chance to explore African-American genius, the events include innovation workshops...
  • Weekly jobless claims rise but remain low

    More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but applications rose less than expected, holding at a level that signals a strong job market. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose 11,000, to 278,000, for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor...
  • Program helps empower youths

    Program helps empower youths
    When Vivian Jackson moved to Dania Beach, she began hunting for recreational activities for her three children. The single mom found programs in Cooper City and Hollywood, but nothing in her neighborhood. Wanting to change that, Jackson created the CARE...
  • Flyers getting closer to full strength

    Flyers getting closer to full strength
    VOORHEES — At least the Flyers will have close to a full line-up when they play the New York Islanders on Thursday night. That wasn't the case when they were bullied out of Nassau Coliseum in a Jan. 19/Martin Luther King Day matinee game, 7-4....
  • Honoring MLK's commitment to service

     Honoring MLK's commitment to service
    Can volunteering to make a blanket in Winnetka for the homeless in Chicago combat social injustice? William Traynor said he believes it can. With his young daughter, Kylie, and niece Erin, by his side, Traynor and several hundred others knuckled down at...
  • District 181 extends school year two days

    District 181 extends school year two days
    Assuming no additional missed school days because of bad weather or other emergencies, students in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 may finish the 2014-15 school year a bit later than initially planned. June 9, a Tuesday, may now be the...
  • Education notebook: Virginia Wesleyan to host Buddhism scholar, Hampton NAACP to host education forum, TNCC adds paramedic training

    Virginia Wesleyan College's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host Rita M. Gross, a religious studies scholar and advanced Buddhist practitioner, for two events this week on campus. Both programs are free and open to the public. The...
  • Kids can see 'Selma' free at Frank Banko on Martin Luther King Day

    In honor of Martin Luther King Day, ArtsQuest is offering youth ages 17 and younger the opportunity to see the Oscar-nominated "Selma" for free at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas in Bethlehem. Free screenings are at 12:...
  • Hoping to improve the ocean's health

    Hoping to improve the ocean's health
    Poseidon, Splash, Dory and Krusty Krab will soon sink to the bottom of the Atlantic and eventually be covered in barnacles and brain coral. The artificial reefs were constructed and named by Broward College oceanography students and volunteers as part...